For industry leaders, Microsoft Power Platform is becoming the next-generation suite for automation and productivity. With nearly 16 million monthly active users, it has revolutionised productivity gains for organisations worldwide, increasing by 97% year over year.
By leveraging Power Platform, companies are generating data, creating apps, and automating processes without relying on IT/ Development Teams.
What is Microsoft Power Platform?
The Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of business intelligence and app development software applications. Using data analysis, personalised dashboards, tailored applications, and responding to generated insights, they aim to optimise everyday business processes and operations while requiring minimal technical expertise.
There are five core services included in the suite:
- Power BI: Business analytics software that analyses data, uncovers hidden insights, provides interactive data visualisations and connects data sources.
- Power Automate (Previously known as Flow): Workflow automation, artificial intelligence, and streamlining of organisation processes focused on increasing productivity.
- PowerApps: A range of apps, services, data connectors, and platforms that allow for the quick and easy development of custom apps.
- Power Virtual Agents: Develop and manage powerful chatbots that engage with customers and employees to take action on collected data quickly and easily.
- Power Pages: Enables you to build secure, low-code, business-centric websites quickly and easily.
Benefits of Power Platform adoption
We could list endless benefits of the Power Platform, but here are just a few of the key ones…
- All your data in one platform
Dirty data costs organisations a lot of money! To prevent departmental silos and process bottlenecks, it is vital that all data is accurate and accessible in real-time.
By utilising Microsoft Power Platform’s end-to-end capabilities, you can integrate all your Office365 applications with additional external data sources to manage enterprise data seamlessly. The result is a complete 360-degree view of your business operations.
- Access on the go
Remote and hybrid working is the new “norm”. Yet, many legacy applications do not have the capabilities to handle full web and mobile application integration.
With Power Platform, you can always stay connected with your remote team (or even external stakeholders) through cloud-based apps, desktop systems, and more. You can quickly and easily access your apps, dashboards, and reports from any device.
- Automates key processes
In today’s climate, automation is key to business success. Every organisation must deal with repetitive, but necessary, processes that eat up a large amount of time and resources. Power Platform makes it easy to automate work processes in order to increase productivity.
- Increased value from your data
You can have all the data in the world, but if you don’t put it to work – it’s next to useless! With tools like Power BI, you can analyse, visualise, and interpret your data to make informed business decisions and implement changes quickly.
- Reduces the need (and cost) for third-party tools
Microsoft Power Platform combines powerful analytics, design, development, and automation tools in one suite. Besides reducing stress on your IT staff, it also keeps costs down by eliminating the need to licence and maintain separate software.
- Not reliant on IT development teams
You can use the Power Platform to enable your employees to create applications, chatbots, integrations, automations, and reports without being a pro-developer. Employees used to depend heavily on the IT department for development, but now they can build their own solutions with little technical complexity.
Power Platform adoption framework
Without a Power Platform adoption strategy, many organisations fail to use the Power Platform to its full potential, with some barely utilising it at all. With the right framework in place, organisations and their teams are able to use the Power Platform to improve their insights, accelerate their processes and scale their solutions.
Here at Bespoke XYZ we implement a simple three-stage formula with our clients that covers; adoption planning, enablement, and action. By evaluating the business as a whole, we are able to deduce where each platform will be most beneficial.
Here’s what our 8-week Pulse Power Platform adoption roadmap looks like in action…
Week 1-4: Adoption Planning
We identify key individuals, assess their technical readiness, and conduct detailed workshops to fully understand the business needs and challenges.
Week 5-8: Enablement
Complete immersion in Power Platform, where you learn how to plan, design, and deploy solutions.
Week 9+: Action
We work with you to decide the optimal adoption route based on the Power Platform strategy and skills gained.
Get started with the Power Platform
We don’t believe in off-the-shelf solutions. Your business is unique and the services we provide are customised based on your needs. As Microsoft Gold Partners, our team has extensive knowledge and experience in implementing, upgrading, integrating, and customising Microsoft services to help meet your specific challenges.
Getting clients up and running on the Power Platform and supporting them in developing complex solutions is what we do. With our proven framework, every business will be able to support its investment in the Power Platform for the long-term. To find out how the Power Platform can benefit your organisation, contact our team today.